To know when to travel to Mexico, the first thing you need to bear in mind is that the country only has two main seasons. Due to its geographical situation, Mexico has a dry season and a wet season, although the rains are concentrated mostly in summer.
Best time to travel to Mexico
The best time to visit Mexico is the period covering the months of November to April, which is when it is the dry season. During the rainy season, meaning, between June and October, the rains are torrential, but not long-lasting, which means you can still travel to most of the Mexican territory.
The month of May is worth mentioning separately, it is a dry month but very hot, so it is best to avoid it. On the other hand, there are also differences in weather depending on the altitude. Proof of this is that the winter is very cold in the mountains and the sun is hidden most of the time. In the south of the country however, it is warm throughout each month of the year.
In general, it is preferable to choose the months of the dry season to travel, which are from November to April. However, if you travel between May and October, although there will be some rain, your trip won’t be hugely affected.
Knowing this, let’s look at when is the best time to travel to Mexico depending on the region you want to visit.
When to travel to the north of Mexico
In the north, Mexico has finer weather, given it is stable for most of the year. Indeed, between July and September the rains make an appearance, so it won’t be a good time to visit the area.
If you travel in February or March, you should bear in mind that the thermometer can fall below 0ºC, so avoid these months to discover Monterrey or Chihuahua. The best thing is to travel to the north during the dry season, avoiding February and March.
When to travel to the centre of Mexico
The central region of Mexico has its best weather in March and April which coincides with the dry season. October and November are also suitable for discovering the wonders of this renowned country.
If you travel during these months, you will be able to avoid the rain as well as the suffocating heat of the dry season. This season is the best time to visit the Mayan ruins and the most emblematic cities of the region such as Teotihuacán.
When to travel to Baja California
If you are planning to visit Tijuana and the small villages of the surrounding mountain, with all of the natural beauty this brings with it, avoid summer. The thermometer can reach 50ºC, so it isn’t worth organising your trip between June and August.
The best time to visit this area are those from November to April. The temperatures are more bearable and this will allow you to enjoy the scenery more comfortably.
When to travel to Bajío
The Bajío plateau, with its mountains and deserts, is an ideal region to visit during the dry season. Within this season, May is the most suitable month to visit the colonial cities and all of the beauty of Guanajuato.
On the other hand, avoid the rainy season as far as possible, which is between June and October. Being a region with an average altitude of 1,500 metres, the temperature can drop quite a lot and there can be lots of rain.
When to travel to the Pacific Coast of Mexico
If you want to bathe on the beautiful beaches and enjoy the incredible sunsets of the Pacific coast, or watch whales, you won’t have a problem given that this area is perfect all year round.
During the winter months, from November to February, the climate is mild, so these months are perfect for escaping the Mexican heat. The summers, although they are quite a lot hotter, also bring with them rain between June and September.
When to travel to Yucatán
To travel to the famous Yucatan peninsula and discover everything that this part of Mexico can offer you, travel between December and February. The climate during this season is much more pleasant than in summer, and so you will also avoid the summer rain. March and April are also good for visiting this region but the temperatures start to increase.
You will have an average temperature of between 25ºC and 30ºC practically all year round. However, Yucatan is located inside the hurricane area so it isn’t worth travelling between May and December.
As you will have seen, the dry season is the best time to travel to Mexico and, if you want to visit a specific area of the country, you just need to check the weather conditions and avoid the summer months. Mexico will always be a perfect destination for an unforgettable holiday if you know how to choose the dates well.